walter battiss


Walter Battiss (1906 - 1982) was regarded as one of South Africa's first and most important abstract painters. Known as the creator of the quirky “Fook Island" concept, Battiss was strongly influenced by African art, especially Bushman paintings, which he also studied extensively. Born into an English Methodist family in Somerset East, he became known as the gentle anarchist. His joie de vivre, appreciation of beauty and sensual treatment of the human form earned him recognition across the world, and his paintings and graphics are enjoying renewed interest with contemporary art lovers.

XB 04 - Extra Large Flat Round Bowl - 40 x 6.5cm
PL 05 -  Extra Large Flat Round Platter - 47 x 4.5cm